I dunno if it is though mate. Paid about £20K for our house 30 years ago, our combined wage was about £10K so it was double what we were earning. Today I guess its worth about £180K - about seven times what we're pulling in! Daughter is saving up for a deposit (while renting) but to get any where near having something decent enough for her, her kids and partner - she's going to need a massive deposit. And when you die or go into care, the state rob you blind anyway. Probably better off renting these days?